Dance (DAN)
Minor in Dance

The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning
Director and Associate Professor, Amy Yopp Sullivan
College of Arts and Sciences
Office:  Nassau Hall, 115-C
Phone: 631-632-3005

 Dance (DAN)

The minor in dance provides an approach to the educational experience of dance that integrates movement, thought, sensation, and feeling. Through the use of a global lens, students build upon traditions from numerous dance cultures and use them as a catalyst for performance, experimentation, research and learning. Stony Brook University's Dance Program enables and encourages students to move toward their human potential through studies in movement and dance. Through active experiences in theory, technique, creative process, performance, and craft, students are given opportunities to work, play, explore, and delight in the action and discipline of embodied thinking and performance. The curriculum offers courses that encourage students to embrace a life-long journey through intellectual, creative, and performance challenges. The dance minor examines the practice and study of movement and dance, with the detail of technique, form, content, structure, shape, energy, creativity, craft, design, rhythm, and dynamic quality. But the goal of the study is to enable students to become more fully human, with all of the intelligence, discipline, playfulness, and purpose necessary to inspire work in a number of disciplines and career paths. Past dance minors have embarked on careers in performance, company management, research, business, teaching, and numerous other contributions to society.

Requirements for the Minor in Dance (DAN)
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All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. At least 12 of the 24 credits must be taken at Stony Brook.
Completion of the minor requires 24 credits.

1. DAN 102 Introduction to World Dance Cultures

2. One of the Following:

DAN 101 Movement and Somatic Learning
DAN 264 Movement Awareness and Analysis
DAN 203 Laban Movement Analysis

3. One of the following:

DAN 165 Contemporary Dance I
DAN 166 Ballet Technique I
DAN 167 Jazz Dance Technique I
DAN 168 World Dance I

4. One of the following:
DAN 365 Contemporary Dance II
DAN 366 Ballet Technique II
DAN 367 Jazz Dance Technique II
DAN 369 World Dance II

5. One of the following:
DAN 465 Contemporary Dance III
DAN 467 Jazz Dance Technique III

6. DAN 368 Dance Improvisation

7. One of the following:
DAN 353 Special Topics in Dance Performance
DAN 468 Choreography

8. DAN 400 Performance Dance Ensemble



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